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Seismic Compliance Extension Application Now Available (AB 2190)

Assembly Bill 2190 (AB 2190 Extension)

Assembly Bill 2190 became effective on January 1, 2019. OSHPD will now accept applications for extensions for this bill until April 1, 2019.

Assembly Bill 2190 would require all hospitals with buildings subject to the January 1, 2020, deadline (for SPC-1 Buildings) and that are seeking an extension for their buildings to submit an application to the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development by April 1, 2019, that specifies the seismic compliance method each building will use, as specified. The bill would require the office to grant an additional extension of time to an owner who is subject to the January 1, 2020, deadline if specified conditions are met. The bill would authorize the additional extension to be until July 1, 2022, if the compliance plan is based upon replacement or retrofit, as defined, or up to 5 years if the compliance plan is for a rebuild, as defined. The bill would require the office, before June 1, 2019, to provide the Legislature with a specified inventory of the hospital buildings. The bill would authorize the office to promulgate emergency regulations as necessary to implement these provisions.